12/11/2020 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament Manuel is a talented prospect who shined at the Academic All-American Tournament. At 1B, he displays his athleticism with great presentation of his glove and agility by covering ground. An above average feel for the glove is shown by a clean exchange, followed by accurate throws with life and carry (83 mph arm velo) from the corner position. Showing well at the plate, he displays a simple load with a controlled stride allowing for the ball to explode off the barrel (85 mph exit velo) favoring his pull side. On the mound, this RHP shows a fluid motion with a 3/4 arm action. He pitches ahead in counts using a 3-pitch mix (FB/CB/CH) showing he can battle against hitters. Manuel continues to prove that he is a talented 2-way prospect to watch in the 2022 class.